No. 6 Johns Hopkins finishes 15th ahead of DI squads at Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, PA -- Hannah Oneda and Holly Clarke finished in the top 50 as No. 6 Johns Hopkins finished 15th at the Paul Short Run on Friday. The Blue Jays, the top Division III finisher, defeated 22 Division I schools, including Tennessee, Miami and Penn, in the Gold race.
Oneda finished 33rd and ran a personal record of 21:07, while Clarke finished eight seconds behind in 43rd. Clarke improved on her time from 2011, finishing 100 places higher and 1:31 faster.
Annie Monagle (22:17/115), Sophia Meehan (22:24/125) and Lara Shegoski (22:30/134) rounded out the top five for Hopkins. The team averaged an overall time of 21:55.
"We were glad to see that we can run with the elite teams in the nation," head coach Bobby Van Allen said. "Overall, it was one of the best races I've seen from Holly [Clarke]."
Cornell placed four runners in the top 15 to earn the Gold race team title, as William and Mary and Georgetown scored 102 and 106 points, respectively, to finish second and third.
Monagle and Meehan established solid positions early in the race, and paired together to pick off multiple women in the second half of the race. Shegoski, meanwhile, was able to hold on for fifth place on the team, besting her 2011 time by 47 seconds.
The rest of the Blue Jays' squad competed in the women's open race, as a number of runners earned personal records including Gabrielle Drummond (23:01), Paige Boehmcke (23:03) and Abby Flock (23:04).